Mick Jenkins is back on Thursday with a number of exciting announcements. To start things off, he dropped his laid-back new single “Spread Love,” produced by Sango. The track puts Mick’s rapping ability on full display, pairing him up with a typically chill beat that nonetheless allows him to go in.
Mick also decided to reveal the official release date for his upcoming debut album The Healing Component. The album is set to drop on Sept. 23, and will obviously feature “Spread Love” on its tracklist.
As if that wasn’t enough, he also announced a 12-date U.S. tour alongside St. Louis rapper Smino. The Quest for Love Tour kicks off in Seattle on Sept. 29. The best part? Tickets are currently available for only $3. “Just trying to see how much love is out there in the world in a time where we need it the most,” Mick said about the tour. “t’s so easy to hate, have a negative opinion. I want to actively talk about love- what it is, what it means to people, what it looks like and in just mere conversation that energy might be transferred. But with the music, that is precisely what we aim to do.”
The Healing Component follows Mick’s two mixtapes, 2014’s The Water[s] and 2015’s Wave[s], both of which helped him build buzz as he approached the work on his debut album.
You can stream Mick Jenkins’ “Spread Love” below via SoundCloud, and check out his full tour dates as well.